Why Dressing Nicely is Important
You know that feeling you have when you look good? I’m talking about the feeling that makes you walk taller and with more confidence? It’s because you’re putting the best version of you on display for the rest of the world. A version that you’re proud of. This is why it’s important to put a little effort into how you look by dressing nicely. I work from home, so I find every time I leave the house an opportunity to dress up. The other day I wore this beautiful blue boucle jacket you see in this post with coordinating accessories and felt like a million dollars. I was complimented not once, not twice, but 3 times on my outfit. One of my favorite comments was, “You look lovely. I wish more people dressed up every day.”
What dawned on me is that not only did I feel good, but that other people had noticed the extra effort and went out of their way to tell me how much they liked my look. It was a great feeling to know I had made someone else smile. What happened to those days when people would get dressed up to go out in public? As much as I love my cozy sweatpants. It’s rare you’ll catch me out of the house in them. I just want to look put together in case I run into someone I know – or a cute guy in the grocery store aisle 😉
Now, I realize that the way I dress is not for all women or men. High heels aren’t always practical, nor are they comfortable. Parents with little ones may barely have time for themselves. If there’s something small that makes you feel good, red lipstick, tinted lip balm, your favorite sweatpants, a pretty handbag, edgy sunglasses, your college T-shirt, then DO IT. Whatever makes YOU feel good. See how you feel throughout the day. I’m willing to bet there will be a little extra pep in your step and smiles from those you meet.
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Photos by Taylor Schroeder